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Course Description

This three-day hands-on Agile Expert certification training introduces the student to multiple Agile methodologies and how to chose the appropriate practices and processes for a given situation. Accredited by SCRUMstudy, this course prepares students for the certification exam along with acquiring valuable insights from instructors with extensive practical experience in Scrum methodology. This course features lectures, discussion, team exercises and quizzes. Courses are offered as Instructor-led, E-learning or Live-over-web opportunities.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone interested in learning the concepts and practices of different Agile Methodologies. Students will also learn how to chose the correct Agile framework for the appropriate situation.

Course Outline

Introduction

Agile Overview

  • Agile Defined
  • Why Use Agile?
  • Adaptive Project Management
  • Domains of Agile Practices

The Agile Manifesto

  • Agile Manifesto Principles
  • Declaration of Interdependence
  • What’s New
  • Agile vs. Waterfall

Domains of Agile Practices

  • Value Driven Delivery
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Team Performance Practices
  • Agile Tools and Artifacts
  • Participatory Decision Models
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Continuous Improvement

Lean Origins and Principles

  • History
  • Seven Principles
  • Iterative Development
  • Benefits

Kanban Origins

  • Origins
  • Four Principles

Six Core Practices of Kanban

  • Visualize
  • Limit WIP
  • Manage Flow
  • Make Policies Explicit
  • Implement Feedback Loops
  • Improve Collaboratively, Evolve Experimentally

Scrum Overview

  • Overview
  • History
  • Benefits
  • Scalability
  • Aspects
  • Processes

Scrum Concepts & Principles

  • Concepts
  • Principles
  • Aspects

Scrum Processes

  • Initiate
  • Plan & Estimate
  • Implement
  • Review & Retrospect
  • Release

Intro to Extreme Programming

  • Origins
  • Core Values
  • Rules

Extreme Programming Practices and Adoption

  • Practices
  • Release
  • Adoption
  • Iteration

DSDM

  • Origins
  • Principles
  • Project Lifecycle
  • Four Steps
  • Process Data Flow
  • Core DSDM Techniques
  • Roles

Crystal

  • Origins
  • A Family of Methodologies
  • Key Principles
  • Crystal Clear
  • Crystal Orange

Feature Driven Development

  • Origins
  • Five Activities
  • Milestones
  • Best Practices

Comparing Agile Methods

  • Comparing Agile Methods
  • Best Fit Analysis

Review Program
Self-study, Exam Prep

Prerequisites

None but it’s preferable for the student to be Scrum Developer Certified or Scrum Master Certified.

Exam

A voucher for a multiple-choice 100-question exam will be given at the completion of the course. The 120-minute exam is proctored online and can be taken at the student’s convenience.

Reference Material

Each student will receive a workbook. Other Scrum-related study material and books are available for purchase prior to, or during, the class.

Course Director
Patrick von Schlag

 Mr. von Schlag has more than 25 years of real-world experience managing IT and business organizations. He has served as a consultant, facilitator, and instructor in support of more than 200 organizations. With an emphasis in best practices, Mr. von Schlag has obtained all Scrum certifications: Scrum Developer Certified, Scrum Master Certified, Scrum Product Owner Certified and Agile Expert. He specializes in program deployments, focusing on practical benefits.

His customer list includes The Walt Disney Company, Microsoft, Nike, Sears, the US Marine Corps, the US Army, the US Air Force, 2nd and 5th Fleet US Navy, DISA, IRS, Federal Reserve, The Hartford, Citigroup, Amgen, Los Angeles County, Port of Long Beach, GDIT, Accenture, Serco, Deloitte, and hundreds of other market-leading companies.

Mr. von Schlag has extensive executive-level experience in market strategy, business planning, enterprise sales, marketing, and solution development and deployment. He is committed to helping customers achieve tangible bottom line results with improved quality and quantity of best business practices.

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